22 / 23 SEASON

For Longy’s 2022–2023 event season, we invite you to leave all preconceptions at home.

Musical experiences can have any starting point. Whether born of complex ideas, emotional impulses, or spontaneous inspiration, every music maker begins wherever they are—which is exactly where they need to be.

Just as there’s no right way, no single starting line for becoming a musician, composer, or performer, there’s no one correct entry point for us as the audience. There’s no required reading for experiencing a piece of music, no prerequisite understanding or context to bring with you to a musical experience. You come to it from wherever you are.

In relinquishing our ideas of what a musical experience should be, we open ourselves to receiving and internalizing music in a way that is unique and true to each of us.

Every artist, composer, and musician represented in this season’s program took a different path to arrive at Longy, detours and scenic routes included. We hope the stories on our stages this year inspire you to begin your own new journey, no matter where you start. Allow yourself to begin wherever you are.

When there’s no set path to follow, you become free to begin anywhere.

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Divergent Guest: Angélica Negrón

Thursday • June 17, 2021   |   7:30 pm

Divergent Guest:  Angélica Negrón

Join students and faculty of the Divergent Studio for a concert celebrating the critically acclaimed and internationally renowned composer, Angélica Negrón. One of three Guest Composer at this year’s Divergent Studio, Negrón is a Puerto-Rican born multi-instrumentalist and writes for a wide variety of tonal textures and ensembles from traditional instruments to toys and electronics. WQXR/Q2 regards her compositions as, “wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative,” and The New York Times recounted her “capacity to surprise” and her “quirky approach to scoring”. Angélica has been commissioned by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, loadbang, MATA Festival, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Sō Percussion, the American Composers Orchestra, and the New York Botanical Garden, and others.  Her works have been performed at the Kennedy Center, the Ecstatic Music Festival, EMPAC, Bang on a Can Marathon and the 2016 New York Philharmonic Biennial and her film scores have been heard numerous times at the Tribeca Film Festival. 

 

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Details

Date:
Thursday • June 17, 2021
Time:
7:30 pm

Venue

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States